Maureen Duwang Bakaia

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Maureen Duwang Bakaia

Party: Independent

Term: N/A

Electorate: Sohe

Province: Northern

Political Status: N/A

Summary Biography

I am 39 years old and I am from Avihasa Village, Waria Kira District of Northern Province. I am an ex-Police Sergeant with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary. I served 22 years with the Force. I am an Electronics Mechanic by profession.

I am and advocate for women and children’s issues. During my 22 years of service with the Force I was very vocal and adamant in establishing the Family and Sexual Violence Unit wihtin the constabulary in 2009, which is currently operating. I was a committee member with the RPNG Frontline Improvement Project.

I have obtained

  • a Bachelor Degree in Business Management – UPNG
  • a Bachelor Degree in Political Science – UPNG
  • a Diploma in Pacific Policing – USP, Fiji
  • a Certificate in Tertiary and Community Studies – UPNG
  • a Trades Certificate in Electronics Mecanics – Port Moresby Technical College
  • a Certificate in Pacific Islands Basic Electronics – Australian Defence Corporation
  • a Certificate in Crisis Counselling, Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC)

Key Achievements

  1. Establishment of Family & Sexual Violence Desk within the RPNGC
  2. Safe City Project in Gordons Market – Port Moresby – NCDC
  3. Awarded the 2009 Law & Justice Sector Award
  4. Establishment of Prison Ministry
  5. Participated in PNG Indonesia Boarder Operation in January – February 2011 assisted PNG Foreign Affairs to process and move all OPM Rebels and West Papuan refugees to East Arwin Camp-Kiunga


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